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home : news : greenwood September 19, 2017 

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Self Spine Center Rot Ban

Police investigating domestic dispute turned fatal
Greenwood City Police are investigating a man's death following an apparent domestic incident Monday. Officers responded to a call of a man who had possibly been cut and was bleeding profusely. 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Open house event at McCormick's "Cat Haven"

The Humane Society of McCormick County invites you to an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new “Cat Haven”, Sunday September 24th from 11 am to 3 pm. The new dedicated shelter for cats is the latest addition to HSMC’s 50 plus acre refuge at 1351 Hammond Street, McCormick and represents several years of planning, tireless fundraising and hard physical labor by volunteers and supporters. The Cat Haven joins the already in place dog shelter, agility yard and feral cat enclosure and will afford cats a safe and comfortable temporary home while they await adoption to their forever family.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WANT TO WIN $5000?
Join the Greenwood SC Chamber for food, drinks, great music, and a chance to win $5,000 cash! The Greenwood SC Chamber is offering a $5000 “reverse drawing” Super Raffle. 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Announces Three New Trustees

The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation announces the appointment of Hunter Bell, Tim Hodges, and Jerry Stevens to the Board of Trustees of Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Self Regional Healthcare.  As volunteer leaders, they join existing trustees who give of their time, their talents and assist the Foundation institute philanthropic support to advance healthcare in the Lakelands region.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lander alum turns history degree into curatorship

In his senior year at Lander University, Brad Utter needed some real-life direction for a growing, looming problem: he was set to graduate in the spring of 1998 with a degree in History, but since he didn’t want to teach in a school, he wondered what else to do with his degree.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Moped driver dies after striking pole

According to the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office, Anthony Williams of 1002 Brannon Street, Greenwood died from blunt force trauma on Sept 17, 2017. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Camp Chinquapin East Celebrates Grand Opening

The Greenwood SC Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening for Camp Chinquapin East on Friday, September 15th. Camp Chinquapin East is the newest addition of Camp Chinquapin For Critters with all new indoor play yards and doggie playground equipment.

They are a licensed, family-owned business providing premier boarding and grooming services for all furry friends. Check out their new facility located at 1411 Hwy. 72/221 East, Greenwood or call (864) 388-9558 for more information.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lander announces $500 book scholarship prize through BLUE Army app

GREENWOOD – Lander Athletics has announced a partnership with University Enrollment Management to offer two $500 book scholarships through the BLUE Army fan loyalty rewards app. 

The five full-time students who accumulate the most points through the app will be entered into a random drawing that will take place on December 4 during the women's basketball game against Converse. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Businesses shine during Super Networking Night
The Greenwood SC Chamber celebrated in style last week with “lights, cameras and action” at their 10th annual Super Networking Night presented by Self Regional Healthcare. "There's No Business Like Your Business" was this year’s theme and businesses embraced the theme with fabulous decorations and costumes.
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Chipper Bagwell retiring as golf coach after four decades at Lander

Lander men's golf head coach Roger "Chipper" Bagwell announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 campaign after spending 13 seasons as the team's head coach and 40 years on the campus of Lander as a student, administrator and coach.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Lander students organize hurricane relief efforts

Lander University’s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is organizing a relief effort to aid people in Texas who were victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Man urinating in parking lot arrested for indecent exposure

Security officers at Self Regional Hospital detained a man after urinating in the parking lot until Greenwood City Police arrived and placed him under arrest.

Kenneth Ross Blizzard, 54 was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.  According to the police report, security officers say they encountered Blizzard urinating in the parking lot without making an attempt to conceal himself as he was fully exposed in plain view.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Citizens Contributes to Scholarship Endowment
First Citizens Bank recently made a contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. Funds will be used for a scholarship awarded annually, in their name, to a deserving student. 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lander Begins 2017-18 Academic Year with Record Freshman Enrollment, Higher Rankings

U.S. News and World Report has once again named Lander University among its top colleges and universities in the publication’s annual ranking of schools.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Leath supports Bower Rodger's Children Home
Leath SCCA Chapter banned together for their annual book bag and school supply community service project.  The community project is provided to a needy agency that provides care to children.   
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

McDonalds fundraiser for the Burton Center Sept 27

McDonalds is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Burton Center on Wednesday, Sept 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Simple visit either of the following locations and McDonalds will donate 10% of all purchases to the Burton Center.


  • 1326 Bypass 72 NE, Greenwood (across from Ballentine Ford)
  • 1204 S Main Street, Greenwood (near Self Regional Hospital)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SC Rep John McCravy honors EMS veterans

Rep. John R. McCravy recently recognized 6 out of 11 of Greenwood’s EMS veterans on behalf of the S.C House of Representatives. County Manager Toby Chappell helped to honor them at the Greenwood County Courthouse.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Irma winds take aim on trees throughout Greenwood County
Greenwood was extremely lucky as we only received a hint of Irma’s wrath that was felt from the Florida Keys through several southern states.  With occasional gust of winds up to 30 to 50 mph in areas, Greenwood largest issues was with the dozens of trees falling.  
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ascend Cares Foundation awards scholarships to three South Carolina students
The Ascend Cares Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of leading nylon 6,6 manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials, announced today the awarding of scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to three South Carolina students.
Monday, September 11, 2017

Closings & Delays for Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017

The following schools, business and organizations have announced closures or delays in their normal operating schedules for Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 due to inclement weather conditions as a result from Hurricane Irma.

McCormick Schools - Closed Tuesday

Northside Baptist Church - Closed Tuesday

GLEAMNS – 2 hour delay for Greenwood Administrative and CSBG Office, Greenwood, North Hodges, Abbeville, McCormick, Sanders and Edgefield Head Start Centers.

Piedmont Technical College will open at 10 a.m.  Any changes will be announced. 

Lander University will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Any changes will be announced.

Greenwood Schools D50 – Closed Tuesday

Ware Shoals Schools D51 – 2 hour delay

Ninety Six Schools D52 – Closed Tuesday

Cambridge Academy - 2 hour delay


Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering 9/11

We may be consumed with the national coverage of the hurricanes but please take a moment to remember September 11, 2001.  Stay safe and may we never forget!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rep. McCravy Recognizes Coronaca Volunteer Fire Dept
Representative John McCravy visited Highway 34 Volunteer Fire Department and met the team. He and his wife Dana presented 3 certificates to firefighters Chief Tony Gambrell, Brent McKellar, and Stephen Shenal. 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Spa on Maxwell Grand Opening

The Greenwood Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of The Spa on Maxwell located in Uptown Greenwood at 128a Maxwell Avenue


Friday, September 8, 2017

Piedmont Tech, Lander Build New Bridge to Help Students Succeed

Te’yanna Mathis had an idea – go to Piedmont Technical College for two years, then transfer to a four-year school. She just didn’t know which university.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rep. John McCravy honors Greenwood Sheriff Officers for years of service

Rep. John McCravy honored 19 officers of the Sheriff’s Department for over 2 decades of service last Thursday as part of his mission to thank Greenwood’s top-notch teams of first responders on behalf of the South Carolina House of Representatives.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Gwd DSS supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Greenwood County Department of Social Services recently help a drive to collect needed supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Pictured from left are: Greenwood County DSS Director Robin Smith; Jackie Reynolds, Admin.; Christie Wright, SNAP; Teresa Griffin, TANF; Natasha Bonaparte, Foster Care practitioner; Donna Cowan, Admin.; Elma Brazil, TANF; and Lisa Harrison, SNAP.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Greenwood Shrine Club 2nd Annual Oyster Roast

The Greenwood Shrine Club 2nd Annual Oyster Roast is set for October 7, 2017 and tickets are on sale now.

Oysters and fish plates will be served.  Just bring your own coolers and chairs and have a great time!  Gates open at 6pm.  Live music with Jake Bartley and Johnny Bad Love.  

Tickets are $35 and only 300 available, so get yours now.  Call Jeremy Davis 864-980-8131 or Chris Griffin 864-554-2462.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster Asks South Carolinians to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category five hurricane. Forecasters believe Irma could affect the east coast of the United States in the coming days.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Greenwood citizens visit Burton Center

A group of Greenwood citizens took time to learn more about the important work of Burton Center’s operations, along with the scope, size and vast programs offered.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Glenda Doles Announced as Keynote Speaker for Greenwood Regional Management Conference

Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th annual Greenwood Regional Management Conference with the theme “TOP TALENT:  AN INVESTMENT – NOT A GAMBLE”  on October 3rd from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Technical College James C. Self Conference Center. The fee is $90 / person, if registered before September 15. To register online, visit


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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